Featuring the Hamavayan Ensemble and the Djivan Gasparyan Ensemble
28 September 2012 / 19:30
Tickets: £12.50 - 25
subject to availability
The two masters behind the Grammy-nominated album Endless Vision - an inspired encounter between traditional Persian and Armenian music - reunite in London to present classics from their repertoire and a new, much-awaited collaborative performance.
Hossein Alizadeh is one of Iran's leading classical composers and musicians. A virtuosic player of the six-stringed Persian tar, four-stringed Persian sehtar and eleven-stringed Azeri tar, Alizadeh has continued to extend the musical traditions of his homeland. Djivan Gasparyan is recognized as the most accomplished and influential musician in the history of the duduk. But more than a musician, he is an icon, a living embodiment of the history of Armenian traditional folk music. Hossein Alizādeh & Djivan Gasparyan - Call Of The Birds
Theygot together in Tehran in 2003 for a live collaboration which soon became one of the most acclaimed world music albums of the last decade - Endless Vision.
Sari Galin from Endless Vision
Alizādeh established the Hamavayan Ensemble in 1989 with a new approach to the traditional Iranian choral singing. Accompanied with traditional instruments, this ensemble has appeared in many of Alizadeh's compositions including New Secret, Gabbeh, Songs of Compassion and Endless Vision.
'The sound of multicultural Iran' ★★★★★Songlines on Endless Vision
'Perfect music for an imperfect world' The Independent on Djivan Gasparyan